Seattle's Experience Music Project will run a large Nirvana exhibit next year, to showcase the band and the effect it had on the independent music community. Titled Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, the exhibit is being curated by Jacob McMurray and features 200 artifacts from Nirvana's history.
Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses will include items like the Univox Hi-Flyer guitar that was the first guitar Kurt smashed during a live show; the winged angel prop from Nirvana's In Utero tour; and audio histories from people who worked with Nirvana, such as Mark Arm and Steve Turner from Mudhoney, Bleach producer Jack Endino, In Utero producer Steve Albini, Sub Pop Records co-founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, and photographers Charles Peterson and Alice Wheeler. Plus more.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said that Kurt Cobain “was a visionary artist who touched people all over the world. It's great that there will soon be a collection that celebrates that contribution to music and culture."
The Nirvana exhibit will run for two years: April 16, 2011 – April 22, 2013 at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.